The Gainsborough Food and Drink festival returned on 31 July to 1 August, with hundreds of locals turning out to enjoy over 30 food and drink stalls, a live cookery demo kitchen and children’s activities.
Various cuisines from around the world were served up to visitors from market stalls on Market Street and in Market Place, plus children enjoyed a kid’s craft den and fairground rides.
Celebrity Chef Jean Christoph Novelli headlined the demo kitchen, cooking up a storm in a bespoke apron designed by competition winner Vicky Jacobs. Chef Colin Robson-Wright from The Hickman Hill Hotel also showcased his cookery skills at the demo kitchen for festivalgoers to enjoy.
Chairman of the Council, Cllr Steve England attended on Sunday 1st August along with the team from the event sponsor, Paul Fox Estate Agents to present competition winner Vicky Jacobs with her prize.
Cllr England said: “It was fantastic to be out-and-about exploring all of the stalls and entertainment on display in Gainsborough over the weekend – along with so many other locals and visitors.
“It is no secret that markets and events like the Food and Drink Festival are always fun and popular events in West Lindsey, and the more we can support and help these events thrive, by attending what is on our doorstep, the better!”
Across the weekend there was also live entertainment from local buskers Emily Toward and George Holmes, plus a magical performance from Elsa at Marshalls Yard which proved a hit with youngsters.
The Gainsborough Food and Drink festival is organised in partnership with West Lindsey District Council, Gainsborough Town Council, Marshall’s Yard and RR Events. This year’s event is sponsored by Paul Fox Estate Agents who recently opened their new office at Marshalls Yard.